Having had arthritis all this time, I don’t remember life without it. I don’t remember what it’s like not to have to take tablets, limp, and be in pain or discomfort every day or to regularly go to the doctors, have tests, and be in hospital. It’s all just a part of my life and I’ve accepted it.
I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 13 years. Despite how this has changed my life, I am a positive and happy person. The reason I wanted to write this post was to share my thoughts and hopefully help others who suffer from a chronic illness.
It doesn’t matter if it is a big event (like a 50th birthday party) or meeting friends in a café - whenever an invitation comes up, or I consider planning something myself, my brain starts firing a long string of questions.
We’re interested in what you think and how you feel about issues that impact you and the wider arthritis community. We’ll be updating these questions regularly, so you should check back often. We’ll share a wrap-up of results in future...
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